Myofascial Release Approach, as taught by John Barnes PT, is a whole body, hands-on approach to the evaluation and treatment of the human structure. Fascia is incredibly tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body. It is much like a web and extends from the head to toe without interruption.

When injuries occur, the fascia reorganizes along the lines of tension imposed upon it. From direct injury, accidents or unresolved restrictions from the birthing process, physical trauma can cause the fascia to tighten down to prevent further harm. Myofascial release helps eliminate symptoms such as stiffness, pain, headaches, spasms and fibromyalgia. It also restores range of motion, thus removing the straitjacket of pressure caused by restricted fascia.

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Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the physiological body system called the craniosacral system.

The craniosacral system’s parts are:

  • The menigeal membranes
  • The osseous structures to the menigeal membrane is attached.
  • The non-osseous connective tissue structures
  • Structures related to production, resorption and containment of the cerebrosinal fluid

There is more to healing than wellness or being symptom free. Attitudes, thoughts, an understanding or a willingness to accept our role in how we contribute to our pain is also of importance.

If looking in a dictionary, the word healing is listed as an adjective and is defined as “curing or curative, getting well.” Healing is also listed as a noun and defined as “the act or process of regaining health.”

Although the majority of us would prefer these definitions be the case, they are incomplete of what is required for true healing to take place. There are those times when the healing means being willing to take a look at our beliefs or our habits and how our discomfort might serve us.

The majority of those who end up receiving myofascial release or craniosacral therapy have been through variety of services from chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy or even surgery. Perhaps there has been some progress such as decreased pain to a tolerable level or partial range of motion was achieved. However, progress plateaued or the individual did not reach the original goal.

“Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.

JoHann Wolfgang vonGoethe

The final level of healing may very well be at the cellular level which is called tissue memory. The original injury is resolved with myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, whether it is a physical, emotional or mental trauma.

“Jenny’s skill in myofascial and cranialsacral therapies is unmatched, in my opinion. I have had other therapists and none can compare. After my sessions with her, I feel better, much lighter, and my mobility is amazing. What Jenny can do is truly a gift. No need to look any further, this is where you want to be. She is the ONE that can help you.

Mary W

Most often clients who receive myofascial release and craniosacral therapy end up with a restored hope after the very first session. They are reminded of what it feels like to be pain free and deeply relaxed.

When looking at the word hope in the dictionary the definition when used as a noun is “The feeling that what is wanted can be had or events will turn out for the best. A person or thing in which expectations are centered.” When used as a verb, the definition is “To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.”

“Hope is the energy that feeds the soul. Hope can work miracles.


It takes courage to walk into the pain and follow with hope. Hope is not giving into despair. It is the part of our spirit that knows that just because bad things happen, it doesn’t mean we are on the wrong path. In fact when a client leaves the office each time better than they walk in, it is no longer hard to believe they will once again live a vibrant life.

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe


“How do I even put into words what Jenny did for my Mom. Last year my mother shattered her shoulder and had reconstructive surgery. Jenny did more for her range of motion in one session than her physical therapist did in months. She made my mother feel safe. I am happy to say mom is back at home and able to do all the things she used to do. I highly recommend Jenny, her professionalism compassion and healing hands are second to none.

Sue Watson Fountain Hills, AZ

Each one of our lives is an orchestrated journey. Every part of our life is meaningful and significant. We underestimate and dishonor ourselves when we continue to push through our stressful days, not giving thought as to what we are actually doing to our bodies. When someone needs to control each situation or the people in their lives, it is usually happening out of fear. It is often stemming from a lack of self worth or humiliation from the past. They are mistaking control for power.

What happens when we posture ourselves out of fear is we actually lose power. When we start to protect ourselves, our hearts, and our ego’s, we eventually become captive in our own body suit. This protection keeps the body tightly held together. We lose mobility, our neck and chest tightens, our gastro-intestinal tracts and digestion pay a price, we begin to experience severe or persistent headaches, our shoulders and hips begin to ache and this affects our gait. Posturing and protecting literally puts us in a straight jacket of our own skin and fascia. One may think that they’re protected, however they are becoming more and more powerless.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

Marianne Williamson

It takes great courage and a feeling of self worth to allow another in to assist with undoing the damage that has been done. The meaning of being empowered according to the dictionary is “to give power or authority to; authorize; to enable or permit.”

Myofascial release and craniosacral techniques are just what you need to take your power back from the fear, anger, resentment, and revenge that has begun to quite literally tie you down.

Are you at a point in your life where you are ready to try something new? Are you tired and exhausted from following the conventional approach to ridding yourself of pain, restrictions, and cloudy thinking? Or, are you ready for restoration of your body’s effectiveness and a return to health perhaps even better than a former state of health?The dictionary defines renewal as; “to restore or replenish, to revive, re-establish, recover, to restore to a former state, as if new again, to begin again, rebirth, to have an awakening.”

The techniques of myofascial release and craniosacral therapy allows the body to unwind and return to its original homeostasis. It restores range of motion, renews blood flow, and restores organ function that has been restricted by the fascia.

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.

Steve Maraboli

When getting off of the table, clients often state they feel like a “new person” or like they’ve “lost 20 pounds”. They state that they cannot believe how much more full of life and revitalized they feel.

“I have worked with Jenny for the past 10 years, and have experienced some major physical, mental, and spiritual healings and shifts in my life. She has also worked with my children and husband to help move through some of these major shifts as well. Her ability to tune in to her guides for direction and assistance, and incorporate this wisdom into the physical healing work that she does through various modalities of cranial sacral work, Myofascial release, and other techniques, is truly amazing and transforming. I highly recommend her for helping you through your journey to wellness, health, and transformation.

Dr. Mary Reker


When asked to explaining the two techniques of Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy, it has often proven to be difficult. Quite honestly I usually ask someone to sit in front of me and just let me put my hands on their shoulders. It is then that they understand and begin to feel the soft tissue start to relax.

Obviously I can’t do that over a website so, I will do my best with words.

Understanding fascia and what it does for us is important. It is literally the glue that holds us together. Fascia supports and connects the bones, muscles and inner organs of the body. It is a 3 dimensional web that spreads throughout the body from head to toe without interruption. There is a fascial component to every cell in our body. In other words, it supports and connects everything in our body.

Injury, infection, inflammation, structural imbalance, will often bind the fascial web. The result is pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bony structures and even organs.

In it’s normal state, fascia is relaxed and has the ability to move and stretch without restriction. With injury and inflammation, fascia becomes very tight. It is doing it’s original job by protecting and holding us together. Unfortunately it doesn’t always know when to quite tightening. It now is a source of tension for the rest of the body.

It is often described as a “pulling, twisting or pressure” without any explanation as to why it started. It is both physically and emotionally induced. One not need to have ever had a physical injury or trauma to begin to experience fascial restrictions.

Myofascial Release is a safe and gentle hands on technique that is effective, and long-lasting. The holds are a sustained pressure into the myofascial restriction that eliminates pain, reduces strains and restores movement.

Now let me explain CranioSacral Therapy with words. CranioSacral Therapy It is a gentle technique that helps detect, correct and encourage your bodies natural healing mechanisms to dissipate negative effects of stress on the central nervous system.

Understanding the craniosacral system is also important. The craniosacral system consists of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots. It is referred to the craniosacral system because it extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth (this makes up the cranium) down to the sacrum and coccyx, the triangular bone in the low back.

The craniosacral system is a vital system and influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord. An imbalance or restriction in this system could cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological symptoms and disabilities.

What kind of Conditions does Myofascial Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy Address?

  • Pain (Acute & Chronic) The sooner an injury can be addressed, the better.
  • Restricted Range of Motion or Movement
  • Spasms & Spasticity
  • Neurological Dysfunction (cerebal palsy, head injury, birth injury central nervous system disorders)
  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis
  • Menstrual and Pelvic Pain
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Temporomandibular Pain (TMJ)
  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pediatrics & other Infantile Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Traumatic & Surgical Scars
  • Arthritis • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Geriatrics
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress-Tension Related Problems
  • Learning Disabilities
  • ADD / ADHA
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • General Deconditioning
  • Encourages Clearer Thinking
  • Aides in Release of Toxins at the Cellular Level

And Many Other Conditions

Both Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy techniques work well individually however in my own practice, I find it best to meld them, therefore addressing the whole body. They affect the chakra’s as well as assist with enhancing meridian qi flow.

These techniques are subtle, gentle, and with profound results.


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